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Degrees of Doubt: The Claims and Credentials of Ravi Zacharias (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris May 17. 1 Reply

Anyone here ever run onto an apologist by the name of Ravi Zacharias?  I've seen his name dropped multiple times on YouTube as supposedly being THE ONE APOLOGIST that no atheist wants to cross swords with, because of his facility with christian…Continue

Tags: Ravi Zacharias, Steve Baughman, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews

The Most Hated Woman in America (The Thinking Atheist)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Gary S Apr 19. 7 Replies

Before Aron Ra and Matt Dillahunty, before Dawkins or Dennett or Harris or even Hitchens, there was Madalyn Murray O'Hair.  In the midst of an America where Christianity was being flaunted as a defense against the godless communists of the Soviet…Continue

Tags: Frank Zindler, The Thinking Atheist, Seth Andrews, Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Todd Williams Apr 12. 16 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

attacking ideas (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 1 Reply

Attacking ideas is a considerable portion of what we as atheists do.  Why attack ideas?  Ideas earn attack when they don't serve people, not just us but those who adopt said ideas, mistakenly thinking that they have value when they don't.  Our…Continue

Tags: ideas, Islam, TheraminTrees

bending truth, or "We Can All Be Manipulated" (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 4. 40 Replies

The following is one of TheraminTrees' most thorough-going pieces, wherein he looks at the process and techniques whereby a "religious" organization (which will sound VERY familiar to most of us, once introductions are made!) takes a person who…Continue

Tags: indoctrination, truth, manipulation, TheraminTrees

The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 28. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

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Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2014 at 4:20pm

Ian...Pandora is gonna getcha for that!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 1:06pm

Patricia, you wrote: 
"I'm just damn nosy so keep going to the menus & poking to see what's what."

I don't know if you are "nosy" or not, but whatever you are, you are one smooth lady to me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2014 at 12:58pm

Funny Ian.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2014 at 12:57pm

Eats, shoots and leaves."  That's a good one Felaine.

Ian, feeling not bad thanks.

I think I finally got my TV working right again.  It'll be 2 months before I can afford a projection bulb so I can see movies on my big screen and put the 14 year-old TV in storage again.

Comment by Ian Mason on January 26, 2014 at 10:51am

I've learnt the lesson. Don't pander to bad punctuation.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 1:34am

sk8eycat, great panda story. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2014 at 1:33am

Ian, according to Laura, Larry and Craig, they had the same frustration with Windows for years, yet they were so loyal to Windows they would not even countenance the idea of any other machine.

Laura helped me care for my son, Cary, who was in a comma. One of us was at his bedside day and night for eight days until he regained consciousness. She had to keep up with her business obligations because she owns her own business. She bought an Apple product and was able to work at the hospital. She changed her mind completely about Apple. She, Larry and Craig soon switched over to Apple. There were just too many down hours in which they had to repair the equipment and not at the business of doing business. 

I bought a refurbished iMac about five years ago and just replaced it with a MacBook Pro. I love it. 

Patricia seems to have some insight on her new Apple product. She is also good at following written instructions, and she will be a good resource for you. I do not have her talent. 

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2014 at 12:58am

Ian, have you heard of, or seen the funny book on punctuation titled EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES...?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eats,_Shoots_%26_Leaves

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.

"Why?" asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

"Well, I'm a panda," he says. "Look it up."

The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. "Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."

Comment by Ian Mason on January 25, 2014 at 10:33pm

A couple of days off and I'm a long way behind what's happening.

Hope you're feeling well, Spud.

Bought a new laptop a couple of months ago and still struggle with Windows 8. There doesn't seem to be any logic in it compared to Vista. Perhaps a used Apple/Mac next time.

A quote from a book of funnies I've been reading, one that illustrates the importance of commas.

Rowan Atkinson as a police inspector in "The Thin Blue Line"

"You know what the result will be don't you? Your cock-up, my arse"

Comment by sk8eycat on January 25, 2014 at 9:22pm

Oh, I love Oliver!  KISSSY-POO!  (Clever PhotoShop work)

 

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